Most of the articles that I write on Newsvine are written with humor in mind. Not this one. After reading yet another news story about the Catholic Church and it's massive coverup of child sex abuse I have to speak my mind on this subject. Knowing what we all know now, and that's giving the Catholic Church a lot of slack given that we've heard rumors about abuse in the church for decades, how in God's name can any parent willingly take their children into a Catholic Church when there is a high probability that they will be sexually abused? In my opinion any parent who would subject their child to a known danger like the priests in a Catholic Church is guilty of child abuse themselves. I'll go even further than that. If you would knowingly put your child at risk of sexual abuse by exposing them to contact with a Catholic priest then you should have your children taken away from you! There, I said it! Parents who are taking their kids into Catholic Churches all know about the thousands of cases of child sexual abuse that have come to light in the last few years. They all know about the systematic denials, the speedy transfers of accused priests and the outright lies by the Vatican about this issue. If they would still take a child into this den of abuse then they don't deserve to be parents!
I read today that the Pope has been declared "off limits" to testify at any trials of offending priests, even though he is guilty in the coverup of hundreds of abuse cases. The Vatican is trying to declare him a "head of state" so he cannot be forced to testify in a court of law. How convenient, how utterly, pathetically, painfully convenient! The fact that he is a coward and is hiding behind the Papal robes from the hundreds, maybe even thousands of children, mostly young boys, that he helped cover up the abuse of is repulsive and should not be allowed. If Catholics want there to be real change in their churches then let the head of them all, the Pope himself, who abetted child sexual abusers for decades by swiftly transferring accused priests to new churches, get up on the stand and tell us all why he did it. The fact that they are even letting him continue being Pope, after revelations that he is guilty of covering up sexual abuse of children, is all anybody should need to know about the Catholic Church to immediately stop taking their children into it's houses of horror. I hope there is a special place in Hell for anyone who would abuse an innocent, helpless child, especially someone whom they are taught to respect and trust.
If you are a parent and you are taking your children to a Catholic Church I implore you to please stop and think about the risk you are taking. You know what the truth is. The truth is that the Catholic Church has been a pedophile's hunting ground for as far back as I can remember. Stop taking the chance that your child might be the next one molested or abused. Chances are if you continue to take them there they will get abused. Is it really worth it to take that risk? How can you justify taking your children into a place where you know sexual abuse happens on a daily basis? Do you really love the Catholic Church more than your children? Think about your child's innocence and the trust they put in you as their parents. Will you continue to betray that trust by taking them into a Catholic Church? Think parents...THINK!!!